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5 Best Romance Visual Novels Like Anemoi

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Created by the studio behind Clannad, Anemoi is an upcoming visual novel. Romance Visual Novels allow players to experience characters and storylines with a fantastic amount of depth to them. While doing so, players are also able to handle affairs of the heart while they enjoy these games. Often, these games feature many intersecting storylines, as well as well-written, well-realized characters for players to enjoy the ups & downs with. For their richness & phenomenal sense of visual style, these games are great. That said, here are our picks for the 5 Best Romance Visual Novels Like Anemoi.

5. Lover Pretend

Lover Pretend - Official English Trailer - Nintendo Switch

We are starting off today's list of the best Romance visual novels like Anemoi with Lover Pretend. For players who enjoy the visual novel medium, Lover Pretend is a fantastic title. Additionally, for those relatively new to the medium, it serves as a great entry point into the fantastic world of visual novels. In the game, you play Chiyuki, who is an aspiring scriptwriter, an interest she inherited from her mother. As far as her father goes, she has never met the man, and part of the game's overarching storyline is to track him down.

As a stroke of luck or maybe fate, Chiyuki is placed in the role of a romantic interest in a soap opera that was written by her late mother. This leads the player down a path to find love among the show's cast. Throughout the game, you will be able to learn a lot about these characters, their motivations, as well as how they connect to you, the player. Available for Nintendo SwitchLover Pretend is an excellent pick for one of the best Romance visual novels like Anemoi.

4. Eternights

Eternights - Launch Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

We are keeping in line with our last entry with our next entry. Here, we have Eternights. For players looking for a Romance visual novel with a healthy dose of action, look no further. Eternights revolves around characters as they strive to make the best out of the worst possible situations during the apocalypse. This game is rather unique in that players unlock their powers by getting to know many of the game's characters. This not only greatly incentivizes players to learn more about the characters and world around them but does so in a way that also services the player.

As far as style goes, Eternights has a rather dark and menacing style to it that manages to stand out. Players can explore dungeons, all the while balancing many of the game's other core aspects. This makes Eternights a game that significantly rewards the player's ability to manage time and events. Throughout these dungeons, there are puzzles and traps that players will have to solve in order to proceed, greatly varying the gameplay. In short, Eternights is one of the best Romance visual novels like Anemoi.

3. DATE A LIVE: Rio Reincarnation

For our next entry on our list of the best Romance visual novels like Anemoi, here we have DATE A LIVE: Rio Reincarnation. Within the DATE A LIVE franchise, this title sticks out for its inclusion of a wide array of options for the player to peruse. For instance, there are over a hundred and fifty different dating events for the player to discover. This not only allows players to play through the game and discover something new after multiple playthroughs but this, overall, adds more depth to the game's world as well.

As is the case with many visual novels, there is an opportunity for multiple endings in the game. These multiple endings not only invite a ton of replay value. But each ending adds its own flavor to the story as a whole. In total, there are eleven characters that the player can date as well, giving them plenty of options to choose from. The game's characters are also very charming and aesthetically pleasing as well, adding to the game's appeal. To close, DATE A LIVE: Rio Reincarnation is one of the best Romance visual novels like Anemoi.

2. Song of Memories

Song of Memories - Announcement Trailer

We are staying somewhat in the same vein for the next entry on our list. Here, we have Song of Memories. Taking place in a well-realized world, we quickly realize that this title is really something quite different. Players can incorporate music into their play, adding more effectiveness to their combat. This is done through rhythm-based combat systems that feature the recordings of the game's voice actors & actresses. The game does a great job of not only varying the characters' responses to the protagonist but showing how their words affect these characters as well.

This not only deepens the player's connection with the world and its characters but manages to make them all the more believable at the same time. The game also uses some rather neat perspective tricks in order to immerse the player within its world further. This is great in many ways. One of the best aspects of visual novels is their ability to engage the player within their worlds. All around, Song of Memories is one of the best Romance visual novels like Anemoi you can play.

1. Clannad

A menu screen with a green background of a single tree in Clannad.

And rounding out today's list of the best Romance visual novels like Anemoi, here we have Clannad. For fans of Clannad, this title's inclusion on today's list should come as no surprise. The amount of depth and quality that was placed within this visual novel is absolutely stunning. Within the world of Clannad, players are able to find not only touching stories of Romance and love but also tales of inspiring adventure. The game's soundtrack is full of mystique and, in many ways, contains a haunting quality that players will undoubtedly enjoy.

However, the soul of what makes this title so great can be found within its characters. Each of the characters presented in the game is well-realized, well-written, and features their own distinct personalities and identities. This makes for an overall more appealing experience, as there are many different characters to connect with throughout your journey. And while that is hardly the only aspect of the game that makes it worthwhile, it is important to highlight it nonetheless. In closing, Clannad is, simply put, one of the best visual novels like Anemoi on the market today.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Romance Visual Novels Like Anemoi? What are some of your favorite Romance Visual Novels? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.